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How To Calculate Shipping Costs For Your Online Business

Nat Libby | June 15, 2018 | Comments

Understanding how to calculate shipping costs is important. Not only do you need to track how much you’re spending in order to turn a profit, but your delivery fees impact how likely your customers are to buy from you.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, Online Business

How To Reduce Business Costs & Increase Your Profit Margins

Aimee Goodsall | May 3, 2018 | Comments

The one goal that almost all online businesses have in common is to turn a profit. Now while the success of this goal is influenced by multiple different factors – some of these in your control and others not – one of the biggest areas impacting your bottom line is in fact your business costs.

Here’s the thing.

Despite often being viewed as ‘set in stone’, the costs associated with running an online business don’t have to be entirely out of your control. At least not all of them.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce Best Practices, eCommerce, Business Growth, eCommerce Expert Meetup

How Four Companies Use Branded Packaging To Increase Engagement

ShipStation | April 20, 2018 | Comments

This is a guest post from ShipStation.

Think about how much time and money you’ve invested into your online store. Building your brand, curating what you sell, designing your storefront.

Doesn’t it seem like a bit of a disservice to you (and your customers, for that matter) to not dedicate as much effort into your parcels? If you want to prove to shoppers that you’re committed to impressing them at every opportunity, you need to brand your shipping boxes through custom packaging.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce

The Future Of eCommerce Delivery

Parcelhub | April 5, 2018 | Comments

This is a guest article from Parcelhub.

In all the hoopla surrounding the development and growth of eCommerce, delivery has always been seen as a prosaic utility: necessary, solid and unchanging.

Boy, is that wrong.

With retailers fighting each other – and everyone fighting Amazon – delivery has become one of the key differentiators among retailers and marketplaces.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce

Last Posting Dates For Christmas 2017

Aimee Goodsall | November 30, 2017 | Comments

With Christmas now less than a month away, it's crucial that you're aware of the delivery and collection schedules for your courier(s), as this not only enables you to appropriately inform your customers of the cut-off dates for pre-Christmas delivery, but more importantly it allows you to dispatch their orders on time. 

To help with this, we have put together a handy guide featuring the last posting dates for guaranteed Christmas delivery, along with other relevant information for the peak festive period. 

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce News, eCommerce

The Cheapest Courier Services Available To Online Sellers [2018]

Aimee Goodsall | October 9, 2017 | Comments

With your delivery costs having an impact on both your profit margins and customer satisfaction, it’s crucial that you’re aware of the best and cheapest courier service for your business.

Here’s the thing; while each shipping courier will base their delivery costs on various different factors, including the weight and dimensions of a package, delivery requirements – same-day, next-day, chosen-day or standard – as well as insurance and tracking options, the good news is that many of them will be able to negotiate better rates, depending on your business needs and the number of parcels you dispatch.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce

How To Reduce Your Shipping Costs

Aimee Goodsall | August 24, 2017 | Comments

As an online seller, you will no doubt be doing all you can to cut back on unnecessary business costs and increase your bottom line. But how much thought have you put into reducing your shipping costs?

Here’s the thing - charging your customers too much for their delivery can risk loss of business, while failing to charge enough can cut into your profits.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce Best Practices, eCommerce

Linnworks Becomes The First European Company To Earn Prestigious FedEx Accreditation

Will Bowes | April 11, 2017 | Comments

We are pleased to announce that Linnworks has become the first company in Europe to be accredited by FedEx. While this in itself is a huge achievement for our company, more importantly it will enable us to better align with FedEx and pass on the innovations pioneered by the international shipping provider, directly to our customer base.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce, FedEx

Webinar | Optimising Delivery Processes for Increased Sales

Will Bowes | April 10, 2017 | Comments

To help you ensure your delivery process is working with you to increase your sales and improve customer satisfaction, Linnworks has teamed up with shipping experts Global Freight Solutions for an upcoming webinar. Taking place on 27th April at 2pm (BST), this webinar will include some valuable tips and advice that you can action straight away.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, Webinar

Linnworks Now Integrates With Stamps.com

Will Bowes | March 2, 2017 | Comments

The Linnworks Shipping Team have been hard at work developing an integration with US-based shipping aggregator Stamps.com, and we are excited to announce that it has now been released. As one of the most-requested integrations from US-based sellers, we know that this new feature will be immensely popular with those looking to keep their shipping costs to a minimum.

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Topics: Linnworks News, Linnworks 'How To', Shipping & Fulfilment, Linnworks Updates

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